User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 33

Thread: Air Box mod

  1. #1
    Regular Member nokiaman1978's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Glasgow
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Air Box mod

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15122

    Just done this an hour ago took 5 min and and initial test drive seems to have cured the flat spot i was having in first gear under 1500 rpm pulls better with lower revs and seems a bit smoother, also watch the plastic clips as i broke the bottom left hand one taking it out tried so hard not too as it was mentioned in a previous post, but all going well I wont need to put it back in and if i do a little bit of super glue will do nicely. Also will the ecu learn through driving that there is more air flow and auto adjust or will i need to disconnect the battery for it to learn.
    Last edited by nokiaman1978; 4th November 2009 at 16:46. Reason: adding info

  2. #2
    Ex Vec-C Admin Deztroyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    WGAF#5
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    it will auto learn through driving - it will take longer than disconnecting the battery = but less hassle as you dont need to recode the radio and relearn the auto shut/ open on the windows - and its more fun as your driving it rather than standing around for 10 mins waiting for everything to clear out/down

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

  3. #3
    Regular Member nokiaman1978's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Glasgow
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    cheers for the info, I take it you also felt a difference when you modded yours.

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Worcs/Staffs/Westmids (ish)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    When you take it for a service..... expect them to get on their high horse saying "people think it gives more power, but it's nonsense".

    A response like this will normally shut them up, "no it doesn't increase power, it simply alters the torque characteristics to provide a more linear power delivery, it was only fitted in the first place to get the car to compete on fuel economy with it's nearest rivals like the Mondeo"

    Some truth, some waffle.... But they look at you like "oh crap this guy knows his stuff"

  5. #5
    Regular Member nokiaman1978's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Glasgow
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    when you mention fuel economy will this mod decrease fuel economy or raise it slightly like I have read in other posts.
    Last edited by nokiaman1978; 4th November 2009 at 17:54. Reason: error

  6. #6
    Regular Member nokiaman1978's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Glasgow
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    anyone notice a decrease in mpg after this mod.

  7. #7
    Regular Member Handyandy-UK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Suffolk, Englandshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : BMW 525i

    Trim : SE Touring

    Engine : 3.0

    Year : 2007

    Default

    Nope.... still getting around 28-30 mixed average in my 3.2 GSi..... and that's with airbox mod done and K&N panel filter fitted.

  8. #8
    Regular Member Danialj32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Warrington
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Handyandy-UK View Post
    Nope.... still getting around 28-30 mixed average in my 3.2 GSi..... and that's with airbox mod done and K&N panel filter fitted.
    I must be doing something wrong, last time I worked my MPG out, I got about 33 MPG in a 2.2 16v, motorway and short urban drive :s

  9. #9
    Regular Member nokiaman1978's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Glasgow
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    thanks for the replys, will keep an eye on mpg.

  10. #10
    On a Sabbatical
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Derbyshire (south)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I had a slight increase on mpg, not alot though but if air is flowing better, then it should do imho

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •